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Suspects confess to murder of physician in Tehran

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran; Photos by Mohammad-Reza Abbasi

Two persons who have been detained on suspicion of murdering heart specialist Dr. Gholamreza Sarabi have confessed to the killing, criminal interrogator Mohammad Shahriari announced on Sunday.

Dr. Gholamreza Sarabi died in the hospital on Friday.

Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said earlier on Sunday that two persons who had been suspected of killing Dr. Sarabi have been arrested and they are under interrogation.


Dr. Abdul-Reza Soudbakhsh

Dr. Sarabi was shot in front of his office on Wednesday night one day after another physician Dr. Abdul-Reza Soudbakhsh was shot dead.

Dr. Sarabi succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

The murderers have mentioned personal motives for their act, Shahriari told the Fars News Agency.

He added further investigation is being conducted to reveal the hidden aspects of the case.

Dr. Sarabi's funeral was held on Sunday September 26

Top legislator Alaeddin Boroujerdi also ruled out on Sunday any political motives behind the assassination of the two physicians in Tehran.

"The assassinations were not political," Boroujerdi told reporters.

Tehran police investigator Abbas Ali Mohammadian had already said there was no evidence that these two murders are connected.

MP Kazem Jalali also quoted Deputy Interior Minister Mehdi Mohammadifard as saying, "Assassin(s) of one of the physicians have been arrested and some clues have been found about the other case."

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